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W.Va. officer charged after crash found dead

Jefferson Taylor III Jefferson Taylor III

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) -- A Williamson police officer charged with drunken driving after crashing his cruiser in Kentucky has been found dead.

Williamson Police Chief Dave Rockel tells media outlets the body of 27-year-old Jefferson Taylor III of McCarr, Ky., was found Monday. Kentucky State Police are investigating the cause of death.

Taylor was off duty when he crashed his cruiser on April 30 in Hardy, Ky. He was suspended without pay afterward.

Taylor had been with the department nearly two years.

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